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Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
now. it's good to see you. >> good to see you. >> 22 cabinets currently in the obama administration, eight are female. 36%. we know that there will be a shakeup as there always is in a second term. why do you think the women -- the president needs to appoint more women? >> well, you know, the reality is study after study has shown that when women have a significant voice, whether it's a country or a state or a county or a town, that in fact what you see are more policies that actually help everyone. so more spending on education and health care lessen spending on weapon systems. that's kind of the big picture. and whether it's nurture or nature, who cares. the idea is that women really need to be at the table and we need to be at the table in large enough numbers that the perspective that women do bring to the table will be heard and will have an impact. >> on the surface, it's hard to disagree with that. but in practice i'm wondering if it's that easy. obviously the idea is to get the best person possible and i'm wondering if it's realistic when you factor in who actually wants to be in p
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